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Tomorrow is Another Stay: First Impacts of COVID-19 on the Hotel Industry

By Jena Thornton The Black Swan has arrived.  Definition of black swan: An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally...
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McNellis: Amazon’s Clicking into Bricks

By John McNellis In May 2017, The Real Deal ran a cover story entitled, “Retail is F*cked.” While snarkier than its mainstream competitors, it encapsulated the prevailing sentiment of the...
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Prop E is a Very Bad Idea—Here’s Why

By Hans Hansson, president of Starboard Commercial Real Estate in San Francisco The future of San Francisco's office development will be left up to...
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California Already Created the Tools for Us to Tackle the Housing Crisis

Spread the Word: California Already Created the Tools for Us to Tackle the Housing Crisis Right at Home. Let’s Start Using Them. In...

McNellis: Through a Glass Darkly

Views of the skeptical optimist. January 1, 2011 By John McNellis Attended a couple more posh conferences where it seemed nearly every panelist was the smartest guy in the room. This column...

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

By Julia Angwin, Ariana Tobin and Madeleine Varner In February, Facebook said it would step up enforcement of its prohibition against discrimination in advertising for housing, employment or credit. But...
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When the Restaurant Meets the Road: Monsieur Benjamin

By Donna Schumacher, Donna Schumacher Architecture As I was driving down Gough Street, the bright red neon fox of the upscale bistro known as Monsieur Benjamin beckoned… until one day I...

McNellis: Join the Crowd?

Revisiting Crowd Funding and Its Opportunities By John McNellis The crowd funded real estate (CFRE) industry is now a rush-hour subway car. Almost too numerous to list, the competitors in this...

McNellis on Governance: Rescue Our Horse

John McNellis The annual meeting of America’s foremost real estate organization, the Urban Land Institute, took place last week in Los Angeles. Its mood was as somber as an Irish...
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Inclusionary Housing Stays

By Neal Parish and Todd Williams In a recent case closely followed by the development community, the California Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge filed by the California Building Industry...